The rich, convenience-oriented city-state is the first in Southeast Asia to introduce producer responsibility laws to tackle a sobering waste problem. But as its only landfill fills up, does Singapore's Zero Waste Masterplan go far enough?
In approximately five years, two-thirds of the global population will face acute water shortage due to pollution, poor water management and unstable weather patterns caused by climate change. How can the latest tech innovations help the water industry to cope?
Craig Hanson and Richard WaiteTim SearchingerJanet Ranganathan –
According to the WRI's new Creating a Sustainable Food Future report, innovative solutions are needed to close the gap between the food currently available and that needed by 2050, without destroying the environment. Here are 10 ideas.
Johan Rockström –
At a certain point, renewables will be so cheap, effective, and reliable that fossil fuels will no longer make logistical or economic sense. But, while that point may come sooner than one might expect, it will not come soon enough, unless governments act—beginning at the G20 summit in Osaka.
China is often portrayed as an environmental and social villain by the West. However, from fighting pollution to poverty alleviation, no country has done more for sustainable development, argues Junice Yeo.
If plastics were a country, it would be the fifth highest emitter in the world. Abandoning the needless demand for plastic is key to averting a climate breakdown, Solent University's Laurie Wright writes.
Ying Xuan Kong –
A campaign by the WWF Singapore has revealed that the average person consumes approximately 5g of plastic every week. The NGO is calling on governments and businesses around the world to forge a global treaty to tackle plastic pollution.
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in ...
As Asia pursues industrial growth, the world's fastest growing region is struggling to balance development with sustainable resource use, and ensuring that prosperity is fairly shared. This report examines the ...